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Meet Our Volunteers

MaryMary, volunteer, Loveland

I began working at N2N in January 2015.  Before that, I was in Higher Education (International Educational Administrator) working at the University of Denver, Colorado State University and University of Colorado.  I also volunteer with Loveland Habitat for Humanity, Angel House and Volunteers of America RSVP programs, all of which I feel are very vital programs within the Loveland Community.  I have lived in Loveland for 12 years.

"Home, to me, means a welcoming place to live, where I find love, family, contentment and security.  It is my sanctuary in an ever-changing world."

N2N Volunteer Carol Rush, Loveland ColoradoCarol

I began volunteering at Neighbor to Neighbor's Loveland office following my retirement from a teaching career.  I have served as an office assistant by greeting clients as they come in the door, answering the phone, and helping the staff with various office duties.  I have been so fortunate to be part of the N2N organization doing my small part in helping community members find safe and affordable housing.

"Home to me is a safe haven where we are accepted and loved.  Here we can experiment and grow, sometimes fail and other times succeed, as we make our way through life." 

Steve VoloshinSteve

I have been volunteering at Neighbor to Neighbor for 5 years and also have served on the N2N Board of Directors for 3 years.  I have always worked with less fortunate in our society, be it in health care or with housing.  Everyone needs a home or place to call home.  

To quote Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, "there is no place like home".

BarbBarb Irelan

I have long been interested and concerned about the lack of affordable housing, beginning in Oregon and now, 17 years later, in Colorado.  I have volunteered on the affordable housing study team of the League of Women Voters of Larimer County and for the last four years with Neighbor to Neighbor in Loveland.  I am also serving on the Affordable Housing Commission for the City of Loveland.  

"Finding a decent, safe, affordable place to live - a place to call "home" is the basis for a successful happy life and I am so grateful where I can help people achieve that goal."


Of all the volunteer positions I have had, this is my favorite one.  I enjoy the clients and it is a privilege to be part of Neighbor to Neighbor.  

"How do I describe Home?  Home is beginnings, building a life, comfort, safety, security and belonging."

MargaretMargaret, volunteer Fort Collins

A friendly voice, a friendly face in a difficult situation eases the tension a little.  I love volunteering and have for many years in Fort Collins.  When my last volunteering ended I started looking for a new place.  An acquaintance at VOA told me about this position.  I love being at Neighbor to Neighbor, and I am appreciated.  I feel like I make a small difference in a difficult situation.

"To me home is a safe place to recharge and get ready for life's challenges."